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By mzainmate - updated: 11 months ago - 33 messages

I've been practising, for about a year but my progress is zelch, what to do to reach the speed of 100 WPM?
HELP!
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By kaikaikaikaikai - posted: 1 year, 2 months ago Reply

I've changed to touch-typing after years of not having any real system and started out at about 20 wpm. Been at it for about 4 months now, my record is at 105 wpm, but I average around 80.

My guess is something is hindering your progress: Either you try being fast and sacrifice accuracy in doing so, which is effectively slowing you down, or your assignment of keys to their respective finger is not solid, so you have to think about what finger to use upon encountering a certain letter.

Try to weed out any errors and try to concentrate on accuracy rather than speed. Also, coffee, enough sleep, being well fed and hydrated helps, as well as a quite environment. You can also try to do 3-5 quotes right before going to bed. This will make you get better in your sleep, it is very effective.
By pivotmasterdm1 - posted: 1 year, 2 months ago Reply

excusemeashish said:
No matter who you are, whatever you do, PLEASE DONT TRY THIS AT HOME.

This stunt is performed only by professionals like pivotmasterdm1
But seriously, that's how they fix it.
By alausim - posted: 1 year, 2 months ago Reply

bdeonovic said:
When I was a little teenager I just sat on the computer and 'chatted' to people (on AOL instant messenger at the time haha good memories). Thats how I got so fast.
Right there with you! The craze of AOL's Instant Messenger is greatly responsible for my success in speed typing - especially when the material is more natural - like spoken language - instead of literary language - since it's how we spoke to each other (among friends).
By ridanrekas - posted: 1 year, 2 months ago Reply

pivotmasterdm1 said:
But seriously, that's how they fix it.
Are you drunk? think that people here are stupid?
By pivotmasterdm1 - posted: 1 year, 1 month ago Reply

ridanrekas said:
Are you drunk? think that people here are stupid?
Sir, as I previously stated, I am an IT tech guy and my job is to know this.
By ridanrekas - posted: 1 year, 1 month ago Reply

pivotmasterdm1 said:
Sir, as I previously stated, I am an IT tech guy and my job is to know this.
yep, I understand that you're nothing more than a stupid troll
By pivotmasterdm1 - posted: 1 year, 1 month ago Reply

ridanrekas said:
yep, I understand that you're nothing more than a stupid troll
What is a troll? These people accuse me of being a troll and I don't even understand why. I don't live under a bridge...
By lydiak - posted: 1 year, 1 month ago Reply

A troll is someone who makes a stupid joke.
By pivotmasterdm1 - posted: 1 year, 1 month ago Reply

lydiak said:
A troll is someone who makes a stupid joke.
Well, sir, I assure you I am not a "troll"
By afbwelter - posted: 11 months, 3 weeks ago Reply

Accuracy is absolutely the most important thing. You should strive for 98% accuracy at the least. Anything below is ok for someone who is not really good yet but still shouldn't be anything exceptable. When I found that accuracy actually lead to faster WPM i was still at about 70-ish WPM on average, and I had about 92-95% accuracy. I've worked up to about 97% accuracy and now I have an average of 90-ish WPM. I'm still working on it as I only recently started getting passionate about typing. So ACCURACY.

Also keep your hands in exactly the same place so that your fingers don't ever have to worry about hitting the wrong key. There shouldn't be any problems with anything other than your focus. DON'T MOVE YOUR HANDS, ONLY YOUR FINGERS.

Also focus. You will have to strive to focus at all times, and if you find that you are losing your focus either get it back or stop, because then you will be training your brain to fail. Your mind is exceptional at repeating mistakes, as well as repeating the right thing. FOCUS.

Getting a good 8 hours of sleep if you are an adult and 10 hours if you are a teenager is very important to be able to focus. SLEEP.

And don't murder your keys. Your fingers should be moving smoothly and with finnese; THE KEYS ARE YOUR FRIENDS. DON'T HURT THEM.

BE PATIENT. SPEED WILL COME ONLY WITH TIME AND DILIGENT PRACTICE.

And above all, ENJOY YOURSELF. You will find that typing will become very enjoyable as you see yourself progress and as you get faster and faster. I started because I wanted to type faster, and now I just type because I think it's fun.
By kaikaikaikaikai - posted: 11 months, 3 weeks ago Reply

>>afbwelter

What he said... listen to that guy. :)
By samuro - posted: 11 months ago Reply

The reason why you're not getting better is because

YOU STOP EVERY TIME YOU MAKE A MISTAKE.
By samuro - posted: 11 months ago Reply

afbwelter said:
Accuracy is absolutely the most important thing. You should strive for 98% accuracy at the least. Anything below is ok for someone who is not really good yet but still shouldn't be anything exceptable. When I found that accuracy actually lead to faster WPM i was still at about 70-ish WPM on average, and I had about 92-95% accuracy. I've worked up to about 97% accuracy and now I have an average of 90-ish WPM. I'm still working on it as I only recently started getting passionate about typing. So ACCURACY.

Also keep your hands in exactly the same place so that your fingers don't ever have to worry about hitting the wrong key. There shouldn't be any problems with anything other than your focus. DON'T MOVE YOUR HANDS, ONLY YOUR FINGERS.

Also focus. You will have to strive to focus at all times, and if you find that you are losing your focus either get it back or stop, because then you will be training your brain to fail. Your mind is exceptional at repeating mistakes, as well as repeating the right thing. FOCUS.

Getting a good 8 hours of sleep if you are an adult and 10 hours if you are a teenager is very important to be able to focus. SLEEP.

And don't murder your keys. Your fingers should be moving smoothly and with finnese; THE KEYS ARE YOUR FRIENDS. DON'T HURT THEM.

BE PATIENT. SPEED WILL COME ONLY WITH TIME AND DILIGENT PRACTICE.

And above all, ENJOY YOURSELF. You will find that typing will become very enjoyable as you see yourself progress and as you get faster and faster. I started because I wanted to type faster, and now I just type because I think it's fun.
You're missing the point, everytime you make a mistake on this thing you have to stop typing and fix the mistake. That's a bad habbit, and you can stop making mistakes better ways by typing slower at first, then speeding up, and practicing with technique. Or if you keep messing up on the word the, and keep on typing teh, then spend a lot of time typing the word the. But stopping midsentence to fix your mistake is stupid.
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